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Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
you haven't heard, bin laden is dead but that is not a foreign policy. there is no coherent foreign policy when we need one. >> we hope something is going to change. >> one of the ramifications of obama presidency the defense is not going to grow. >> the coordinated preplanned against the consulate on september 11th is an outrage. >> it appears to many americans that this administration failed to adequately protect u.s. personnel. >> the president has been skipping his daily intelligence briefings. >> with respect to iran i want to see a diplomatic resolution to the problem. >> the president's iran policy lacks credibility. the question is whether or not is whether the defense budget is big enough to deal with the major crisis and potential challenges around the world. >> as far as the middle east is concerned, his national policy has been abysmal failure. >> the arrogance and dishonesty is breathtaking. >> there is a circle the wagon operation around barack obama that nobody is going to penetrate. >> very close con tackle with countries like turkey and jordan that immediately borde
Nov 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
policy, that he had no training in foreign policy. and he often said about people engaged in foreign policy, whether it was james baker or warren christopher, that they don't know anything and what they do know is wrong. and he also thought that baker was preventing him from giving foreign policy advice to president bush. he felt that baker resented the fact that nixon had bush's ear and baker wanted to be the sole adviser to president bush on foreign policy. c-span: what is your ultimate goal personally? >> guest: well, i'm not quite sure. i know that i'm working on a second volume of this, and i'd like to continue observing and writing about american politics c-span: do you ever want to run for an office? >> guest: i don't rule out any option. c-span: did you learn that from richard nixon? >> guest: i did, indeed. c-span: if you ran for an office, what kind of an office, of all the ones you've seen, appeal to you? >> guest: i think an executive position, perhaps governor. c-span: here's what the book looks like. it's called "nixon off the record," and our guest has been its author,
Nov 24, 2012 3:00am PST
came from, naturally, their foreign policy guy. there's only one. john mccain. john mccain, along with his shadow, lindsey graham, and their new third amigo, new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, they released a joint statement today, praising the cease-fire declaration, but then adding were for good measure, quote, what happens in the middle east will impact america's vital national security interests for the foreseeable future and stronger, smarter american leadership is desperately needed. smarter leadership! take it from john mccain. remember, john mccain's big idea on foreign policy at the moment is that we should not have a secretary of state at all right now. john mccain suggesting that he will personally block anybody from being confirmed as secretary of state in the second term of the obama administration, because according to john mccain, u.n. ambassador susan rice, who's a likely candidate for secretary of state, she once said something wrong on the sunday shows. in the days after the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, back in september, susan rice went on the sund
Nov 26, 2012 1:15am EST
catastrophic foreign policy setbacks that true the united states back to the gulf and by 1991 had assumed the same security commitments the british had been doing 150 years. those foreign policy setbacks with the supply disruption of the '70s, less than 24 months after the british departure in response immediately with the arab-israeli crisis, several arab states engaged in the oil production cutback and oil price increases. the united states quickly found it had very few military options to influence what was going on. during the period through 71, the small emirates offered incentives for the united states to come. the british were about ready to give up but the united states said no. flash forward 1973 and the united states no longer has access. so they take the initial step toward military commitments by beginning to protect the navy much further in the indian notion and began to look at the island base called the garcia and began to explore improvements to allow it to project without depending upon and with the host nation support. also the u.s. reluctantly took the same brit
Nov 25, 2012 10:00am PST
britain were enormously important in terms of the -- as ever, the foreign policy of the country, you had domestic and political implications. he had a fairly disastrous economic embargo against britain. my view is that it was the least bad option before him. jefferson was sometimes seen as an overly dreamy passivist, which i don't think is true. i think he was a pragmatist who didn't think the country was ready for war and so wanted to buy time and get ready. sadly, of course, that would not be the last time we were in a situation where we were unprepared for a foreign challenge. >> bob, the guy you study so carefully probably has the greatest -- the greatest swing in terms of the -- of where his second term started and where it ended. >> yes. >> why do you think that way? what was it like when he -- when johnson was elected. this is -- he had a majority in the house, a majority in the senate, and he was re-elected or elected in a landslide. not really his second term because he didn't have two elections but it was the second term of the kennedy/johnson administration. >> yes. and yo
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
that's right. joe lieberman is conservative, a hawk, respected by some senators on foreign policy issues. there may be three republican senators who don't like her, another 97 who have votes, the house members who have been campaigning against her don't have votes. something chip said, it would be weird or odd for this process to be playing out if she is not going to be nominated as secretary of state. chip, it shows i think a real political premise on your part, and i think unfortunately shared by so much of your party here, she's a cabinet-level foreign policy person. so if you're serious about any of these issues, it shouldn't matter whether she's nominated or not. you should care about the substance of it. secondly, you and your party come to this debate with big deficit because you and president bush and dick cheney lied this country into war and you had a lot of lies on foreign policy about wmds. president bush even said once in may 2003 that we found the wmds in iraq. dick cheney and condoleezza rice talked about links to al qaeda in iraq. you've never made up for those huge, seri
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
, deliberate diplomacy by the president, secretary clinton and obama's foreign policy team. and a lot of patience. there was no sabre rattling, no caustic words, no cheap shots. for that you needed to turn to the republicans. >> if this god forbid conflict escalates, again, it is a sign of american weakness throughout the region. before in crises henry kissinger or jim baker was there, somebody was there brokering the process and bringing about a halt to it. now the president makes phone calls from burma? >> really, senator? phone calls from burma? because here's what the israeli prime minister's office tweeted after one of those phone calls. prime minister netanyahu spoke with president obama and accepted his recommendation to give the egyptian proposal for a cease-fire a chance. that's right. the phone call, mocked by the senator, likely helped to end the blood shed in the middle east. the only other thing republicans could do was issue a statement. now, did they thank hillary clinton for what may be her swan song as secretary of state? no. did they acknowledge president obama's lea
Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
national security and foreign policy affairs. and that was taught by a very good, very conservative professor, and i consulted with this professor because i thought that i wanted to enter that area upon my graduation. so as i prepared to leave campus between my junior and senior years, he gave me several books to read, one of which was nixon's "1999: victory without war." and that book had such a tremendous impact on my thinking about very crucial foreign policy issues that i sat down and i wrote nixon a letter dealing with the issues that he raised in the book. and it was a substantive letter, which later he told me was the reason it caught his eye. i mailed it, never expected a response. and about a month later i went to my mailbox, and i received a handwritten response from president nixon, telling me how much he thought of my letter, how much he appreciated the fact that i'd actually read his book and he invited me to come to his office in new jersey and discuss american foreign policy with him. so in october of my senior year -- that was 1989 -- i traveled to his bergen county
Nov 25, 2012 12:00pm PST
heather hurlburt, former member of the clinton state department foreign policy planning team. now executive director of the national security network this is my take-away from the set of incentives that have been created in the region. hussein, i'm curious, as someone who is a very outspoken advocate for two-state solution, if this is how you see things as well. i think to some extent -- >> feel free to disagree. >> i'll tell you where i did disagree minorly. i think overall your analysis is correct. the incentive structure that's been created does certainly encourage palestinians to think that negotiations, dipsy, cooperations with israel is a dead end and all that the p.a. has to show is not being able to pay the salaries of public employees in west bank and gaza, except from two months back. and israeli settlement activity continues in all of that. they have little to show for their general approach of trying to reach a negotiated agreement. i'm not sure that hamas has achieved much. >> that's a good point. >> they claim they do. we should distinguish those two. >> i want to sa
Nov 24, 2012 12:30am EST
gave list of speech and somebody asked she would send her son to bosnia to bolster the foreign policy positions and took a first of may and you could almost see their regret to that her and bob dole never had a child she said i cannot answer but the next day the media's said she is not ready for the campaign trail because she's not talking like a candidate but all the seven within three weeks the campaign had folded. i think michael dukakis problem with presidential debates what he would do if his wife was raped to give zero oil answer of defense of his opposition to capital punishment lycee does he have a human side? we see into the capabilities and without gore because of his cereal exaggerated. anyone of the stories but then we have them it important to become the internet from legislation. so he has leaked out of -- link them together and that helped in the long run. >> host: and then why did the mistakes of president clinton or george w. bush bush, why are those not fatal mistakes? request else's going on? there is a comment made about but do have a message jan two went on to say bomb iran
Nov 25, 2012 1:15pm EST
west suffered a series of catastrophic foreign policy setbacks that step-by-step drew the united states back to the gulf, and by 1991, had assumed virtually the same security commitments that the british had been doing for 150 years. so, those foreign policy setbacks were the oil crisis and the supply disruptions of the 1970s. 1973. less than 24 months after the british departure, in response immediately to the war in the israel, several arab states engaged in oil production cutback and oil price increases. and theos quickly found it had very few military options to help influence what was going on in the arab world. during the period, '68 to ''71, the small emirates on the southern side of the gulf offered incentives to the united states to come, as we said. access to military bases the british were about ready to give up. and yet the united states said, no. well, flash forward to 1973 and the united states no longer has access to those bases that had previously been offered. so the united states takes an initial step toward military commitments or military involvement in the gu
Nov 25, 2012 4:00am PST
, immigrati immigration, foreign policy or were we too moderate, not ideological enough? one thing you can never be wrong on. if you lose, you can't brag. if you lose, everybody gets in, everything you did and nobody's going to admit he's wrong or she's wrong. joy reed is managing editor and jonathan is a bloomberg view columnist, both are msnbc plirt c political analysts. it seems like if you look at the trial balloons for 2016, you see the two directions in the party. there's people like rubio down in florida who's talking about the seven days of creation again. and then you've got on the other end of the world, you've got chris christie talking about how many days it's going to take us to clean up this mess from sandy. one's living in the secular real world. one's off in that theological, ideological ethereal world that the right likes to get into. joy, you're shaking your head. they haven't decided whether to go sky high into ideology with the old testament or to try to become a more modern party yet. >> i think you picked the right person to focus on, rubio, because he seems t
Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
active player in the fast-growing region. in his first term, obama shifted u.s. foreign policy toward the asia pacific, an area notable for its rapid economic expansion. enthusiasm over obama's reelection rippled through the region. students at an elementary school in the indonesian capital jakarta cheered loudly. obama attended the school when he was in the third grade. japanese prime minister yoshihiko noda contacted the president and pledged his cooperation. u.s. and japan have the opportunity to improve ties, especially since relations between japan and china have soured over the senkaku islands conflict in the east china sea. south korean president lee myung-bak said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. australia is another key ally in the region. prime minister julia gillard pledged cooperations during president obama's second term. >> i'd like to welcome president obama my warmest congratulations on his reelection. we've got so much to do together in these years. >> chinese leaders also sent congratulatory messages. yet china's one asian c
Nov 25, 2012 5:00am PST
, if united states foreign policy. states should be first among many. if you don't build regional power and security institutions, it's very difficult to build a more peaceful world. there are efforts like the quartet. the united states is not the only one who should be playing a role in the region. you are forgetting another thing. one of the most hard right governments in israeli history. if you had a different government, one that didn't expand settlements as vice president biden buzz landing in the country or one where netanyahu was not the -- read the statement about what the israeli's should do to gaza compared to flatten it like the united states flattened hiroshima or the understanding and i'm sad about this because i go to russia a lot. the russians that come to america like lieberman have driven the country to the right. there's a lot of work to be done there. working for a magazine that fought for the freedom of israel, pushed president truman. the care for israel, there are many jews in this country whose voices aren't being heard because apec is the right wing american voic
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am PST
with president obama's foreign policy team. many republicans are attacking ambassador susan rice, a top candidate to replace secretary of state clinton. the senate has spiked some key nominations from president obama before, from elizabeth warren to nobel peace prize winner peter diamond. there is one number that suggests obama is likely to win this battle. we will look at the math after the break on "now." so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ ma
Nov 24, 2012 12:00am PST
. do you-- what does that portend, do you think, for his foreign policy and his attentions? >> well, i have to say we didn't really talk much about foreign policy in the campaign, and there was sort of, i think, a consensus on what to do. one certainly had the sense this week that forepolicy was going to be a big theme in the second term. basically, you look around the world and she the global project is in crisis all over the place. the middle east is what it is. and i still think the fundamental issue is the arab spring, whether it turns into an islam sift spring. europe today is still at a pass where they can't get their fiscal house in order. that's a long-term problem. you look in chine pap the chinese experts i speak to are pessimistic about the chinese economy, some thinking growth could fall to 3. political reform is not on acceleration there. and who knows what effects that could have. the goebel project is sort of in a problem and it would be what obama spends the next four years on. i have to say as someone critical of a lot of his domestic policies, i think he's been pretty
Nov 24, 2012 2:00pm EST
republican, that everything -- not reaganite foreign-policy but hawkish foreign policy. is not surprising. it is what he does, but it is not at all transferable. there isn't a caucus in the house and senate that falls and that kerkorian -- in that category. there are some people who are appropriators who are always in danger of going to the dark side. the joke -- three parties in washington -- republicans, democrats, and appropriators. that has been approved -- improved a little bit with the ban on some of the targeted handout. not completely. i have talked to some guys who probably would wish that they could make some of the defense cuts the way. the romney people will serve the country and themselves when they ran the campaign that if the defense budget is cut, all these jobs would disappear. we just spent four years making fun of obama's multiplier that if the government spends x number of dollars you create jobs. that is like arguing that people who are involved in organ donations are creating additional kidneys. no, they are not, they are just moving them around. the gover
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
. >>> still ahead, one of the most pressing foreign policy decisions facing president obama in his second term. david ignatius joins us. >>> and recovery efforts are still under way after hundreds of thousands of americans were devastated by the impact of hurricane sandy. nbc meteorologist bill karins joins us with the latest. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. >>> joining us now from washington, columnist and associate editor for "the washington post," david ignatius. richard haass, jon meacham, john heilemann still at the table. >> so david, what challenges face not only the president but the country in the coming year? >> well, a lot of them, joe. it's as if president obama, sometime last summer, put a sign on the white house lawn saying, closed for business until after the election. well, now we're well after the election, and the problems that have been waiting are stacked up. and i'd start with iran. there have been quiet conversations going on all fall with the people who purport to be intermediaries, emissaries for the iranian leadership sketching possible deals th
FOX News
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
. on this holiday weekend we're watching several major foreign policy developments from egypt to gaza to the continuing converse over the benghazi attack. to talk about it all is senator john mccain. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you. dancing with turkeys? >> chris: you'll have to wait until the end of the show to see. >> that's what we're doing now. >> chris: let's start with egypt where president morsi granted himself unchecked powers and sent thousands of protesters back into the streets, people who had been helping to topple mubarak, now against the man they call the new egypt egyptian pharaoh. what are the chances we're headed for a new islamist coo in egypt? >> it could be headed that way. you could also be headed back to a military takeover. if things went in the wrong direction. you could also see a scenario where there's continued chaos. i'll never forget after i was in egypt, i met with the young people who made the revolution in the square. a young woman said it's not the first election we worry about, it's the second. that's what we have to worry about,
Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
doing in the length of the constitution. every major political issue we've had, foreign policy is very much a constitutional issue. it's very much studying the way that we are. >> tying those things together if i may, one of the important policies with the five, four vote that was against wiretapping without mirandized and suggests that the rate precisely the word for dear slater wrote with prohibition. >> a quick question on this. we don't do that now. it's just done by law. >> because laws are very easy to undo. the majority of congress today passes the love with the affordable health care act. it's undone by this time. before there was a repeal of any amendment, it it's beyond being a fat dude by the ripples and waves of partisan policy. [inaudible] [inaudible] so that's about the drinking age. the federal government has a law to improve their highways. if you want the money it makes her changes. so everybody in the spaces can or cannot be sent thing. so we've got money for you. if you want the money you have to tell your citizens -- [inaudible] >> it is based on the commerce clause
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
foreign policy decisions. susan rice has broken her silence to defend herself. she's a candidate for secretary of state but she's faced scrutiny because of comments she made on the attack in benghazi, libya. rice made a tv appearance immediately after the september 11th attack. she suggested protests in benghazi over a u.s.-made film that mocked the prophet mohammed triggered the assault on the consulate. investigators later determined it was likely a premeditated plot by extremists. the attackers killed the ambassador and three other americans. rice broke her silence wednesday in response to rising criticism from members of the republican party. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> republican lawmakers are mounting a campaign against a possible plan by president barack obama to nominate rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. they say she's not qualified or fit for the job. obama criticized
Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
country's foreign policy decisions. now susan rice has broken her silence to defend herself. rice is considered a candidate for secretary of state. but she's faced scrutiny because of comments she made following the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. rice made a tv appearance immediately after the september 11 attack. she suggested protests in benghazi over a u.s.-made name mocked the prophet mohammed triggered the assault on the consulate. but investigators later determined it was likely a premeditated plot by extremists with links to al qaeda. the attackers killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. rice broke her silence wednesday in response to rising criticism from members of the republican party. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> republican lawmakers are mounting a campaign against a possible plan by barack obama to nominate rice as secretary of state to replace hill
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Nov 28, 2012 2:00am PST
qaeda debt and their only achievement in foreign policy saying over and over again want bin laden dead. after a way to fend off all attacks on otherwise speckled foreign policy they have the assassination of an ambassador first time in 30 years happening within a week and they have to find a cover story. >>> krauthammer saying it may not have been a deliberate brat conspiracy. as the story developed the white house saw a way to try to make it nonpolitical. no to stores you ca stories youk on. they have a little time before fiscal cliff. lack of progress. >> we are a little over four weeks away from the fiscal cliff and still no progress. there is a massive tax hike in spending cuts, it only intensifies on comments by harry read essentially confirming the budget talks still remain worlds apart. the dow down nearly 90 points. >> this will be a big topic in the future. college loan debt. that could be the next housing bubble. >> the federal lending making college education to any one is really only creating a pile of debt so large that since 2007 it has risen 56 percent while other forms
Nov 25, 2012 12:00pm EST
what happens in american foreign policy. to the extent that the destruction that lbj did and did not do, i mean, i admire how you unfold the story but the economy of force. people have killed a lot of treasonable that. but it is still important for us to understand and you make it clear to a degree that i'd never really thought about it, that it was really in 1965 if johnson had handled the word differently in 1865 that maybe things would have been much different to the 60s as we know may not have happened. so talk about that some because it's fascinating. >> guest: you know, it's always to look back on what a president does what it says something as awful as vietnam. he went to the back and try to find out, was there a point where we could have gotten out of this or avoid it if? and i think 1965 was the time when he bit the bullet several times on this issue and done himself by the summer of 1965 so heavily involved in combat in vietnam that there is simply no getting out of it. in fact, johnson himself knew this. he knew this is one of the tragic things about his spirit he knew whe
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Nov 24, 2012 8:30pm PST
mccain is about foreign policy. if you look at those, susan rice, this is a personal vendetta-- >> you think mccain and lindsey-- >> mccain had his own daughter attacked, accused of having an illegitimate child when in fact adopted a young girl from south asia, you're saying that mccain is being driven by racial prejudice here? >> there's no other way to look at this. >> jon: another week and another twist in the media coverage of the benghazi terror attacks and the aftermath and ambassadors susan rice and reworked talking points about the deadly event. you kind of got a sense testify there, jim. there's a suggestion that any criticism directed toward the obama administration is either racist or sexist. is that the new media mean? >> and rich wilson has no other way to look at it. that settles that. look, it's clear that for time magazine they said it's ace politics for the democrats, if the obama administration nominates here and see her support there and the tact that they'll take at sort of a mass political level. at the elite level. i think the administration is doing a pretty good
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm EST
with southeast asia you see a political motivation for foreign policy issue. >> this is the washington game with the scandal brewing, i get out of town. >> about the president using the language of the former military government to refer to myanmar? i know what to make of that. i hope he would take the opportunity with those tactics he should make it clear to china with the hostility is between our allies, japan and the philippines the mutual defense treaty brought into play. anything less than that did not detour tie never aggressive tactics. lou: and despite the involvement of united nations secretary general it could turn into the operation the israelis threatened in a matter of. >> that certainly is a possibility. whose supplies hamas? iran. look at the conflict. egypt has a hand from morsi and the disastrous economic policies. but taking on the nuclear issue, of face it. iran his benetton war over 34 years. was just another active for firing on the unmanned drone. they did not come forth to meet the challenge. lou: as you point* out the national media i ran in this cont
Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
has to be, but there is none. >> onto foreign policy, let me ask you about this. 97 house republicans have signed a letter this week warning president obama not to make susan rice the next secretary of state, calling -- saying that she either willfully or incompetently misled the american public in the handling of the van ghazi matter. >> i would say that their understanding of the constitution and their role in conformations is illustrative of their overall general knowledge. i think this is a very difficult one for the president. he stood up for her in a press conference and said, might you have a problem is with me. he all but seemed to suggest that he would name her secretary of state. even if she is the best candidate, and there are many people would think she is not a, to take on that confirmation fight over the at the same time that you have all of these other things, from the fiscal clift to the middle east crisis, to take that on now is not the most responsible thing to do. >> is susan rice being scapegoats it? >> i did not take from the president's comments that he was neces
Nov 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
word in edgewise in talking about foreign policy though he was the only primary candidate that had any foreign policy experience told you how misguided the republican party was. now they're able to look back and hopefully have jon huntsman or someone like him be part of the conversation four years from now because i do like jon huntsman a lot. >> thank you both for joining me. we'll see what happens. less than four years away till the next presidential election. thank you both for joining us. >>> 'tis the season is travel. we'll show you ho you the nation's airports and roadways are faring today and what it may mean for the hustle and bustle closer to christmas. >>> i'm dr. sanjay gupta. this week on "the next list" meet max little, a math wiz and innovator with a surprising goal. >> my name's max little. i'm aiming to screen the population for parkinson's disease. >> max little has a bold idea. what if doctors could detect parkinson's disease simply by the sound of your voice? >> ah! >> max little is close to proving just that. he says one simple voice test can determine if someone ha
Nov 22, 2012 12:00pm EST
decisions recognized her as an asset when it came to foreign policy. years later, he told former aid frank during a series of interviews that pat handled herself properly even during sensitive diplomatic conversation. that she might inned a inventorially overhear. she explained that she quote listened and nodded, but never made comment of her own. at the same time, however, he relied on her to notice things he did not because if he put it she was very observe about. giving her responsibility in small diplomatic task provided nix swoun cover on the the increasingly vocal feminists. she was a woman he could trust to do only what he expected her to do. pat's foreign traveling did her more than thed a adventure of visit newing place. it was a way of reconnecting with her husband and the dick of pat team. she had never been more apart of the life and work than when they traveled together. the circumstance had changes now they traveled with huge team of people. and feelings stward the u.s. had hard end. her husband's faith in the ability demonstrated by the willingness to send her off by h
Nov 26, 2012 12:00am EST
american foreign policy. they believed in it but he's the negotiator and he gets part of the treaty and then he comes back to the united states and the senate has to ratify them. 96 members and 80 of them have said that the one the united states to ratify the treaty and join the league of nations under some conditions. eda is well more than enough. >> host: the need two-thirds. >> guest: ratification isn't hard in this scenario. you have 80. you need 64, 65. okay. the problem is the senate republicans led by henry cabot lodge who wilson has known for many decades they don't want to give him a triumph. some of them are just opposed to joining the treaty. they have reservations about the united states sovereignty many of them were willing to join the treaty with conditions attached to it and these reservations are not huge. the british for example say they have no problems in the reservation of the treaty it's not an obstacle for them. >> guest: they shouldn't be deal breakers. very few people view them as deal breakers that lodge says wilson, he might have set reservations in principle t
Nov 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
and his team were really focused on foreign policy. they cared a lot about freedom abroad. but they didn't focus as intently on the differing definitions of freedom for different kinds of americans at home, and it took some time for that issue to rise up to presidential attention. but it was in the fall of 1963, and one of the great stories of this book is the story caught on tape of president kennedy realizing completely and without going back that this was a major moral crisis and that it deserved the full amount of attention from him that it had gotten. by the end of this book it's strategizing with the leaders of this movement and planning a very difficult campaign to get the civil rights bill through congress and then to get re-elected, which the very act of being a leader on civil rights was imperiling his re-election prospects. so it's a fascinating story. >> he was being led by john dorr, who i think was a republican. >> that may be, i can't remember. >> then he ended up being the watergate prosecutor. >> that's right. >> he worked at the justice department at the time. but
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
focused on foreign policy or social issues. >> well, it is interesting that there are people who are not particularly members of the tea party who are republicans. john mccain among them who said we need to stop talking about things like abortion. let me play to remind people what he said over the weekend. >> would allow people to have those opinions and respect those opinions. i'm proud of my pro-life position and record. but if someone disagrees with me, i respect your views. >> are those kinds of issues being brought up hurting republicans? >> well, this is the thing, you know, you're never going to get everybody to agree on those issues, not even in the same party. the democrats don't all agree on them and the republicans don't agreen o them. that's why we've stuck to the fiscal issues about reining in this out of control spending in washington, getting a balanced budget, and creating a pro-growth environment where businesses will create jobs again. washington is the problem, it's not the solution. and we need to shrink the size of government and get the federal government out of our
Nov 26, 2012 2:00am PST
think our actions in foreign policy, and maybe i'm naive, represent our values and represent who we are. and if any american were to go to that country and stand and see what was happening there, they would insist that we do what we could. >>> more than ten years after she was kidnapped as a teenager, elizabeth smart is finally ready to tell her own story in a new book. and the author is chris stewart who was just elected to congress from utah. he tells "the salt lake tribune" he hopes to have the first draft written before he takes office in january. >>> and finally, guess who else got their holiday shopping off and running this weekend, president obama who took his daughters to a virginia bookstore as part of small business saturday. >>> and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." and now here's a look at your monday morning markets. the dow opens the week at 13,009 after climbing 172 points friday. the s&p gained 18. the nasdaq rose 40. now to overseas markets. the nikkei was up 22 points. but the hang seng lost 52. >>> so stocks are bound to be fiscal cliff dwellers ag
Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
the next hour to talk about some of the important foreign policy issues and then john stanton will be here. but first. >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> on this monday the chief spokesmen have a different look today all in the name of charity. brood woodhouse, and his counterpart saved their heads as a result of an election bet. woodhouse joined in solidarity when they decided to raise money for a children's cancer charity. >> bill: get brad woodhouse back in here as fast as we can. >> the cleveland browns avoided a potentially embarrassing situation yesterday. the teams promotion department were set to hand out 70,000 white towels, but then they realized that would become like a bunch of people waiving surrender flags. [ laughter ] >> why would they do that? >> they wanted to counter act the steelers yellow towels. >> bill: the newest thing is giving away towels. the last nats game i went to they gave away flags. >> good thing they didn't wave the flags, because the browns beat the stealers yesterday. >> call me crazy, if you are going to give away flags, and your t
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
leaders on foreign policy but their voices would be stronger if they were part after bipartisan group. so they haven't found a third democrat to join them. >>> now to another story and it's something that could just change the equation again in the middle east in a way that i think we don't quite realize yet. forensic experts entered the tomb of palestinian leader yasser arafat early this morning. as part of an effort to solve an eight-year-old mystery surrounding his sudden death. martin fletcher is live for us in> ramallah with the latest. martin, the great mystery here has to do with was he poisoned? i know this has been circulating. i guess what we're all concerned about here, what i'd be concerned about and i imagine you are, what if they find evidence that he was poisoned? then what? >> reporter: well, that's the request question, chuck. what exactly. the palestinians have been claiming if he was poisoned there's clearly only one possible culprit and that would be, of course, israel. that is still to be proven, to be proven whether he was even killed at all, whether he died of natur
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am EST
biggest challenges to u.s. foreign policy from all this innovation and new technology? >> well, you've mentioned, i think, a number of the biggest challenges. one of the ways that i think we benefit from thinking about this is to distinguish between long-term goals and near-term management challenges. >> uh-huh. >> so let's start with the easier one, right? long-term goals, we have to bet on openness, freedom, universal access to private markets for the reasons i talked about in my remarks and many others, the recipe for global peace and prosperity is in that long-term vision. there's no question there are short-term challenges that are very real. greater connectivity, broadband deployment over time will lead to greater economic opportunity and job creation. in the near term, there's potentially a mismatch between connectivity giving dangerous people larger platform and forum without losing economic opportunity as quickly. when we think about that, we have many difficult management challenges, but one of the things that we have to try to do in that world is speed up the economic opport
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